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    Phrasal Verb Dictionary: K

    Phrasal Verb Dictionary: K

    Phrasal verbs are a common English verb form that consist of a verb followed by a p-word that functions as a particle. To learn more about some of the most common phrasal verbs in the English language, click on a letter in the following menu to browse the Phrasal Verb Dictionary in alphabetical order.

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    Note: When a word entry includes a p-word enclosed in parentheses, the phrasal verb is a phrasal-prepositional verb.

    Phrasal VerbDefinitionCategoryExample
    keel overfall overintransitiveThe drunk man keeled over.
    keel overflipintransitiveThe boat keeled over in the storm.
    keep atcontinue, persevereinseparable transitiveShe kept at her studies.
    keep awayhold backseparable transitiveThe dam kept the river back.
    keep downnot vomitseparable transitiveSome pregnant women cannot keep food down.
    keep oncontinueinseparable transitiveThe little boy keeps on singing.
    keep tocontinue, persistinseparable transitiveHe kept to his studies and graduated with honors.
    keep upcontinueinseparable transitiveKeep up the good work!
    keep up (with)stay on scheduleintransitiveKeep up with your studies to maintain good grades.
    kick arounddiscuss, considerseparable transitiveThe committee kicked the proposed idea around.
    kick backrelaxintransitiveI just want to kick back after work.
    kick inbegin taking effectintransitiveThe medicine will kick in immediately.
    kick offstartseparable transitiveThe MC kicked the festival off with a bang.
    kick outmake leaveseparable transitiveThe bouncer kicked the annoying girl out.
    kid aroundbehave sillyintransitiveStop kidding around!
    kill offdestroy allseparable transitiveI finally killed the ants in my kitchen off.
    kiss up toflatter for personal gaininseparable transitiveThe brown-noser kissed up to her boss.
    knit togetherjoin, connect, createseparable transitiveCan you knit a proposal together tonight?
    knock backdrink a lot quicklyseparable transitiveShe knocked back a few beers.
    knock downmake fallseparable transitiveThe storm knocked my mailbox down.
    knock offquitseparable transitiveKnock that noise off!
    knock outmake unconsciousseparable transitiveAntihistamines knock me out.
    knock overmake fallseparable transitiveThe wind knocked the tree over.
    knock togetherjoin, connect, crateseparable transitiveShe knocked a cake together when unexpected guests arrived.
    knock upmake pregnant, impregnateseparable transitiveHe knocked her up.
    knuckle downget serious aboutintransitiveThe student finally knuckled down.
    knuckle in onforce a way ininseparable transitiveShe knuckled in on the party.

     

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